“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.”
Our enriching BUTTERFLY classroom provides an inspiring environment, encouraging exploration, stimulation, and rich learning experiences. This classroom is connecting to a large outdoor classroom and co-taught with our Dragonfly 4’s class for all outdoor learning; youth has the option to spend the majority of their day outside, learning and creating in our gardens, by the creek, etc.
Senses play a major role in the learning process of young children. Our Butterflies delight in exploring the world around them through touching, moving, listening, seeing and hearing. Our children spend their days outdoors, working on ART + Tinkering, exploring in nature, and learning critical skills to prepare for their next class (PRE-4) through play-based learning on centers and activity stations. Our new indoor-outdoor connected classroom will not only provide holistic gardening and nutrition education, but also mindfulness studies + yoga.
ADDED SESSIONS: Yoga, BeeKeeping, Mindfulness studies + Botany.
Individual REGGIO EMILIA inspired portfolios will be created where the development and early learning experiences of each child are documented throughout their journey in our Schools. Teachers share your children’s days via weekly email newsletter, while we create individual learning plans for each student (Goals + Objective that help with our Assessment Periods).
Butterfly Daily Schedule
8:30-9:30a Arrival in Garden or on Outdoor Patio with Water/Sensory Play | Garden Activities (or other Offerings)
8:45a Outdoor Circle time in Spanish | Good Morning Songs, Alphabet Songs, Stories, Sharing thoughts of the Morning)
9:00-9:50a Open Centers | Core Lessons (Writing, Reading, Journaling, Math, Social Studies) ~ Outdoors/Indoors
9:50a-10a Clean Up
10a-10:15a Circle Time (English)
10:15-10:30a Transition to Snack (Toileting, Hand washing)
10:30-10:45a AM Snack
10:45a-11:50a Monday: Science at the Creek (Wildlife, Tracking, Foraging, Plant Exploration); Tue/Wed/Thu: Outdoor Exploration (Building | Tinkering), Friday: Bike Club AM, Gardening Nutrition, Health PM.
11:50a-12n Transition to Lunch (Toileting, Hand washing)
12-12:30p Healthy Organic Lunch (outside)
12:45-1:15p Monday/Friday: Social Emotional Learning | Meditation | Mindfulness | Yoga; Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: Garden Science | Botany | Ecology
1:15-2:45p Nap | Rest Time
2:45-3p Mo-Thursday’s: Transition from Nap/Resting Time; Fridays: Art Therapy after Nap
3-3:15p Mo-Thursday’s: Transition to Snack time (Fri Art Therapy immediately after Nap)
3:15-3:30p Mo-Thursdays: Healthy Organic Snack
3:30-3:45p Mo-Thursdays: Spanish music and movement
3:45p Closing Circle | Open Centers inside or P.E. Outside on the Patio/Grounds (Pick-up time by 4:30p).
We include organic [or local, whenever possible] lunches and snacks and are able to accommodate most diet-plans and allergies.